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Anne Ophelia Dowden Papers

Summary Information
Title: Anne Ophelia Dowden Papers
Dates: 1963-1979
Creator: Dowden, Anne Ophelia
Extent: Illustrative material covers 4 boxes and written material covers 27 folders.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-481
Abstract:
Collection contains written and illustrative production materials for 7 titles, including lecture papers and a slide collection.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Insects Action Sketches,

Look at a Flower, 1963

Slides of artwork,

Something About the Author,

This Noble Harvest, 1979

Papers given at lectures,

Wild Green Things in the City; a book of weeds, 1972


Biographical Sketch

Anne Ophelia Dowden was born September 7, 1907, in Denver Colorado. She became an artist and illustrator, specializing in botanical subjects. She has written under the names Anne Ophelia Dowden, and Anne Ophelia Todd (her maiden name).

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 7 ; Something About the Author Autobiography Series vol. 10


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes production materials for 7 titles. Materials include photo reproductions, pencil studies, pencil and colored pencil studies, pencil and ink studies, mixed-media dummy with proof text, watercolor illustrations with separations, tempera studies, non-original material paste-ups, pencil and tempera studies on acetate, tempera studies on acetate, color samples in mixed media and in tempera, color sample proofs, finished cover jacket, un-cut page proof, pencil studies on tracing paper, holographs, typescripts, correspondence, a slide collection of artwork, photocopies of typescripts, front matter, transparency of illustrations, photographs of illustrations, photocopies of illustrations, clippings, research material, photo negatives, dummy sketches, galley proof, watercolor illustrations, ink and wash illustrations, several dummies.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Dowden, Anne Ophelia
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Insects Action Sketches  
Box MC319
photo reproductions of studies (3 p.)  Box MC319
 
pencil study with notes (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
pencil and colored pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
sheets of pencil studies (143 p.)  Box MC319
Box
pencil and ink studies (5 p.)  Box
 
Look at a Flower 1963 
Note  New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1963
Box MC319
pp. mixed-media dummy with text proof (128 p.)  Box MC319
 
watercolor illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (88 p.)  Box MC319
 
watercolor illustrations (13 p.)  Box MC319
 
pencil study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
tempera study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
pencil studies (121 p.)  Box MC319
 
sheets, non-original material pasteups (58 p.)  Box MC319
 
pencil and tempera study on acetate (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
tempera studies on acetate (8 p.)  Box MC319
 
ink studies on acetate (2 p.)  Box MC319
 
tempera study (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
separation (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
photocopies studies (10 p.)  Box MC319
 
color sample in mixed media (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
color sample in tempera (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
color sample proofs (2 p.)  Box MC319
 
separation sample (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
finished cover jacket (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
in-cut page proof (1 p.)  Box MC319
 
pencil studies on tracing paper (70 p.)  Box MC319
Box MF952
holograph (36 p.)  Box MF952
 
Typescript, corrected (161 p.)  Box MF952
 
correspondence (50 p.)  Box MF952
 
color type and samples (21 p.)  Box MF952
 
Slides of artwork  
Box
wild green things (6 p.)  Box
 
wild green things in the city (2 p.)  Box
 
wildflowers and the stories (3 p.)  Box
 
blossom on the bough (1 p.)  Box
 
Shakespeare's flowers (1 p.)  Box
 
Liriodendron Tulipfera (1 p.)  Box
 
research (19 p.)  Box
 
research: Discorides Asphodel (2 p.)  Box
 
research: Lonitzer (1 p.)  Box
 
research: Gart (2 p.)  Box
 
Todd-Sanford (3 p.)  Box
 
Something About the Author  
Box MF2680
Typescript (12 p.)  Box MF2680
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF2680
 
This Noble Harvest 1979 
Note  New York: Collins, 1979
Box MF2680
Typescript (32 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (33 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (65 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (59 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (51 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF2680
 
Typescript, photocopy corrected (21 p.)  Box MF2680
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2680
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF2680
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2680
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF2680
 
photocopy of front matter, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF2680
 
transparency of illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF2680
 
photograph of illustrations (5 p.)  Box MF2680
 
photograph of illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF2680
 
photographs of illustrations (10 p.)  Box MF2680
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF2680
 
hand drawn copy of illustration (1 p.)  Box MF2680
 
correspondence (72 p.)  Box MF2680
 
photocopy of correspondence (14 p.)  Box MF2680
 
notes (75 p.)  Box MF2680
 
clippings (30 p.)  Box MF2680
 
research material (8 p.)  Box MF2680
Box MC1314
pencil sketches (319 p.)  Box MC1314
 
color sketches (1 p.)  Box MC1314
 
text separation (1 p.)  Box MC1314
 
photo negatives (46 p.)  Box MC1314
 
dummy sketches (3 p.)  Box MC1314
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MC1314
 
color separation (1 p.)  Box MC1314
 
color dummy (18 p.)  Box MC1314
 
galley proof with notes (63 p.)  Box MC1314
 
finished art, pencil (5 p.)  Box MC1314
 
finished art, tempera (41 p.)  Box MC1314
 
Papers given at lectures  
Box MF952
Typescript (4 p.)  Box MF952
 
Typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF952
 
Wild Green Things in the City; a book of weeds 1972 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1972
Box MC S75
watercolor illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC S75
 
watercolor illustrations (11 p.)  Box MC S75
 
ink and wash illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC S75
 
pp. pencil dummy with holograph (64 p.)  Box MC S75
 
sheet book-size dummy with pencil studies, holograph, and proof (27 p.)  Box MC S75
 
sheet working-size dummy with pencil studies, holograph and proof (27 p.)  Box MC S75
 
pencil studies (77 p.)  Box MC S75
 
watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC S75
 
pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC S75
 
pasteups (31 p.)  Box MC S75
 
transparencies (7 p.)  Box MC S75
Box MF952
Typescript, corrected partial carbon and photocopy (59 p.)  Box MF952
 
layout notes (5 p.)  Box MF952
 
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF952
 
correspondence (191 p.)  Box MF952
Box MF 952
notes (116 p.)  Box MF 952
Box MF952
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF952
 
clippings, photocopy (34 p.)  Box MF952
 
research materials (40 p.)  Box MF952